BookPeople is OPEN to the public in a limited capacity More information here!

Warning message

Mean Menu style requires jQuery library version 1.7 or higher, but you have opted to provide your own library. Please ensure you have the proper version of jQuery included. (note: this is not an error)


Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 7:00pm
603 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703-5413
The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks Cover Image
ISBN: 9780292745483
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Texas Press - September 15th, 2015


Thursday, September 24 at 7PM

& Edible Austin Present

Award-Winning Food & Nutrition Journalist
speaking & signing
The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks


This event is curated by


Women of African descent have contributed to America's food culture for centuries, but their rich and varied involvement is still overshadowed by the demeaning stereotype of an illiterate Aunt Jemima. To discover the true role of black women in the creation of American, and especially southern, cuisine, Toni Tipton-Martin has spent years amassing one of the world's largest private collections of cookbooks published by African American authors. Tonight, she’s here, along with our friends from edible Austin, to discuss this important part of America’s culinary history. Hoover's Cooking will offer Chicken & Waffle Bites, Hoe Cake Sausage Wraps and Blackeyed Pea Collard Green Wraps (vegetarian option). Saint Arnold Brewing will offer their seasonal brews. Texas Coffee Traders will offer African Rooibos / Hibiscus iced tea, and Adrian Lipscombe of KnottyNice Bakery will provide a sweet treat! Join us!


Toni Tipton-Martin is a culinary journalist and community activist, a coauthor of A Taste of Heritage: The New African American Cuisine, contributor to Culinaria: The United States, and editor of a new edition of The Blue Grass Cook Book by Minnie C. Fox. Her collection of over 300 African American cookbooks has been exhibited at the James Beard House, and she has twice been invited to the White House to participate in First Lady Michelle Obama’s programs to raise a healthier generation of kids. Tipton-Martin is a founding member of the Southern Foodways Alliance and Foodways Texas.

Thank you for supporting Toni Tipton-Martin and your local independent bookstore!